Android 8 Oreo Public Release rolled-out to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices

Android 8 Nokia 5 Nokia 6

HMD Global has now started rolling out the public release of Android 8 Oreo to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices. The devices were already facilitated by the beta release of the software in December last year.

Juho Sarvikas – the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, announced via his twitter handle that Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are now joining the Android Oreo family. He also disclosed that it’s not a one-time roll-out as the the devices will receive the update via OTA in phases.

There is no rule or span announced as the roll-out is region based or model based. However, one rule may apply though – the network operator approval.

In addition to the public release announcement, HMD Global has also informed its beta testers that the beta program will continue with further beta releases. An email stated that the beta testing for Android 8.0 is completed but there are to beta versions of to come in future.

Hello Khurram,

We hope you enjoyed the latest beta release software. By simply using it and providing feedback, you’ve helped us to improve a Nokia Android™ experience that millions of users will soon enjoy.

This isn’t the end of your beta labs experience – you’re still a valued member of the program, which means you’ll be among the first to know when future beta releases are ready for testing. At which point, we’ll call on you once again to help shape the next Nokia Android experience.

Also note that as beta labs program wasn’t available for China region, the devices in that region has already been reported to receive official public release of Android Oreo.

How to Update Nokia 6, Nokia 5 to Android 8 Oreo?

Well, that’s not a rocket science. If you have Nokia 5 or Nokia 6 smartphone, you don’t need to do anything to get the software update. It’s an over-the-air (OTA) update roll-out that will reach you automatically if you are connected. However, you can always go through Settings > About > System Update. Do keep in mind that not everyone of you may receive the update as the roll-out is based on phases. So you may need to wait for a while as once, available for your device, it will be updated.

If you are a beta tester, you are also eligible to get the public release via OTA in the same manner. There is no need to downgrade to Nougat and try updating to public release of Android Oreo. So just be patient.

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